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Meredith Rathbone

Meredith Rathbone

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Meredith Rathbone is a partner with the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she practices in the International Regulation and Compliance group from the firm’s London and Washington D.C. offices, and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Rathbone counsels clients in numerous countries on achieving their business goals while ensuring compliance with US export controls and sanctions laws administered by the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury.

Ms. Rathbone regularly assists clients in conducting internal investigations, preparing and filing voluntary disclosures and subpoena responses, undertaking product classification and jurisdiction reviews, and obtaining and complying with government licenses. Ms. Rathbone also regularly advises companies in navigating export controls and sanctions considerations in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Rathbone writes and speaks regularly on international regulatory compliance matters. She is a past Co-Chair of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee and past President of the Washington Foreign Law Society. Ms. Rathbone also serves on the US State Department’s Sanctions Subcommittee, part of its Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. WorldECR recognized her as a 2016 Highly Commended Export Controls Practitioner, and in 2017 she was recognized by Chambers USA as an “up and coming” practitioner in the area of export controls and economic sanctions.  She has taught international law courses as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Ms. Rathbone earned her undergraduate degree in International Relations from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She has lived and studied in Finland, Russia, and Italy.


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